Le vendredi 07 mars 2014 à 16:42 -0500, Andrew Keller a écrit : > On Mar 7, 2014, at 2:53 AM, Henri GEIST <geist.he...@laposte.net> wrote: > > > Adding a note in the submodule documentation signaling that the > > automatically cloned missing submodules are cloned with a separate > > gitdir. And where it is put. > > > > Signed-off-by: Henri GEIST <geist.he...@laposte.net> > > --- > > Documentation/git-submodule.txt | 5 +++++ > > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+) > > > > diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt > > b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt > > index 21cb59a..ea837fd 100644 > > --- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt > > +++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt > > @@ -64,6 +64,11 @@ using the 'status' subcommand and get a detailed > > overview of the > > difference between the index and checkouts using the 'summary' > > subcommand. > > > > +*NOTE*: when submodule add or submodule update commands clone a missing > > +submodule, the option --separate-git-dir is passed to the clone command > > +and the gitdir of the submodule is placed outside of its working > > +directory in the .git/module of the current repository. > > + > > The modules directory is 'modules'. And, the '.git' folder is not always > called '.git' -- in a submodule, for example, the directory name is the name > of the module. > > Also, this file contains mostly high-level documentation, and this addition > feels technical in nature. Is there a location for more technical > documentation? Or, perhaps it can be reworded to sound less technical?
This information is technical in nature but has some importance for general users. As this kind of clone have a separate gitdir, you will have a surprise if you copy past the worktree as the gitdir will not come together. I have done it and as the doc say nothing about that it take me some time to understand what happened. And why this repository behave differently than others. May be I can rephrase like this : *NOTE*: when 'submodule add' or 'submodule update' commands clone a missing submodule, the $GIT_DIR of the submodule containing the metadata is placed outside of its working directory in the $GIT_DIR/modules of the current repository. Those submodule can not directly be copied or move. You need to use 'git clone'. > > > > > COMMANDS > > -------- > > -- > > 188.8.131.52.369.gd715.dirty > > > > > > -- > > - Andrew Keller >
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